You might not know Shaileen Woodley’s name right now, but by this time next year you definitely will. The young actress, who played George Clooney’s rebellious daughter in the movie The Descendants will be seen later this summer in The Spectacular Now and has landed the lead roles in not just one but 2 huge blockbuster books that are being made into movies; Divergent and The Fault In Our Stars.
The actress opens up in the August issue of Marie Claire magazine about being a celebrity, her personal struggles and what she’d do if it weren’t acting. Take a look;
On the word ‘celebrity’: “I don’t use it to describe myself. In high school, a lot of my friends didn’t know I was an actor because I didn’t talk about it. They would come to school and be like, ‘Wait, were you on My Name is Earl last night?’ It was something I kept under wraps because I did it for myself and not for anybody else.”
On what she struggles with: “I struggle in real life trying to balance my natural connection to the earth and the somewhat materialistic side of the industry I am in…Anything over a certain amount of money freaks me out.”
On what she would do without acting: “If I didn’t have acting, I would be just as happy. I would probably be an herbalist, or maybe I would open a fruit stand on a Hawaiian island.”
You can pick up the August issue of Marie Claire when it hits newsstands on July 16th.
Photo credit Peter Ash Lee/Marie Claire